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Head of Design and Technology

St Albans High School for GirlsHertfordshire

Permanent / Full-time 

Required for April 2022

STAHS is a vibrant school supported by a diverse and enthusiastic community of staff, pupils, parents and alumni. It is important that our staff reflect the diversity of our community, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from people of all genders and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. 

We are seeking a self-motivated, innovative and outward-looking Head of Design and Technology for our highly academic independent school. The successful applicant will be passionate about design and technology and lead by example in delivering teaching and learning within the department. The postholder will demonstrate outstanding leadership with a clear vision for developing a world class curriculum and co-curriculum that meets the STAHS vision of Challenge for All and Teach to 25 as well as ensuring Design and Technology is central to the School’s STEM identity. Experience supporting applicants to related higher education courses is desirable.

The preferred start date for this position is April 2022. A later start date of September 2022 can be considered, for the right applicant.

In return we offer:

• Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. 

• An opportunity to join our warm, vibrant and ambitious independent day school set in

       the heart of St Albans, easily accessible to central and outer London.

• Use of sports facilities, including gym*

• An extensive benefits package; free lunches, generous pension scheme, free life


• Competitive salary.

* Conditions apply

Details of the role and application process are available on the school’s website  

Closing date for applications is 9am Friday 3 December 2021

Interviews to be held on Thursday 9 December 2021

The High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No: 311065

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